Friday, November 25, 2011
Georgians are part of a national movement to keep holiday cash at home.
“Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” – Lucy van Pelt to Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Americans have worried about losing the true meaning of Christmas since at least 1965, when Charlie Brown lamented the holiday’s commercialization in a Peanuts special. This year, there’s a movement afoot to bring Christmas closer to home. An apparently anonymous essay circulating on the Web has drawn the attention of people in Georgia. It calls for buying local services as gifts instead of products manufactured in foreign countries: You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can help drive feet — and wallets — to your favorite independent business. Give your favorite business a Shout Out!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
You might be the type who finds sleeping on the sidewalk for the best Black Friday deals exciting. Or perhaps you've already started working out your mouse-clicking finger for Cyber Monday. But if neither scenario appeals to you, there is an alternative — Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.. Small Business Saturday, conceived by American Express to help spotlight the efforts of local small businesses, comes at the beginning of the big holiday shopping sprint — this Saturday — and encourages shoppers not to bypass Main Street for the mega-mall. Duluth Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in Duluth. Tell us in the comments which independently owned business is a must for shoppers this Saturday and why. Your …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Here are some places that will start selling beer, wine and liquor Sunday in Duluth.
Duluth residents will be able to buy a six pack of beer to drink while watching Sunday Night Football, a bottle of wine for Sunday dinner or liquor for a holiday party on Sundays starting Sunday. As of this Sunday Nov. 20, Duluth package, grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays following the approval of a local referendum in the Nov. 8 election. The referendum authorized retailers in counties and cities that already allow package sales of beer, wine and distilled spirits to sell alcoholic beverages from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. The stores must have licenses to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits for off-premises consumption. Sales of alcoholic beverages are prohibited on …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Frugally Yours Interiors marks three years in Duluth and renovates its Main Street space into a state-of-the-art showroom.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
For the want of a rug, a Duluth business was launched. When Stacie Stamper and her family arrived in Duluth, it was via a number of places worldwide, including London, Germany, Texas, and Singapore. While residing in the latter, she developed an interest in Oriental rugs. As a result, when it came time to decorate her home in Sugarloaf, she was unable to find anything to her liking, despite a search of over a year. One day at a gas station, she spied a Liberty Oriental Rug truck, asked to take a look at their cargo and was smitten. Unfortunately, they were not a retail dealer, so she couldn’t purchase from them. “I followed the truck back to the warehouse,” Stamper remembered, “and just kept talking my way in farther inside." Stamper …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Our veterans can enjoy free meals and other great deals by dining at these restaurants.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
In honor of our brave men and women who fought for our freedom, a number of local restaurants are offering veterans free meals and other discounts on Veterans Day and beyond. Applebee's - All veterans and active duty military can eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on Veterans Day. Chili's - Veterans and active duty can enjoy a free meal from a special limited six item menu on Veterans Day. Golden Corral - Military Appreciation Monday will be available on Nov. 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves will receive a free dinner. Hooters - All veterans and active duty can get a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu. Krispy Kreme - All active-duty, retirees & veterans get a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Best of Brews on Main Street offers 29 varieties of beer on tap in growlers for beer connoisseurs to enjoy at home. An old-fashioned style root beer is also available.
Longtime Duluth resident Greg Lindquist opened the Best of Brews, Gwinnett County’s first “draft beer to go” shop, on Main Street in Historic Downtown Duluth this fall. The shop sells 64 oz. and 32 oz. growlers of 29 domestic, imported and special brews on tap that beer connoisseurs can carry home to enjoy. An old-fashioned style root beer is also available. Lindquist changes out about a third of the beer kegs a week to keep the selection interesting. The choices include pilsners, ales, lagers and seasonal beers from breweries throughout the United States and all over the world. He always keeps Budweiser Light in stock. “It’s the most popular draft beer in the U.S.,” Lindquist said. A list of beers is available on the shop’s website. …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Duluth City Council approves two-year lease agreement with Owen to book live music acts at Red Clay Theatre.
It’s official! Eddie Owen, the founder and former manager of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, is coming to Duluth. In a brief called meeting Thursday afternoon, the Duluth City Council approved a two-year lease agreement with Owen that allows the legendary music promoter to use the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth as a live music venue. “Eddie Owen Presents” at the Red Clay Theatre could open by Thanksgiving weekend. The council had delayed action on the agreement at a previous called meeting Monday (Oct. 24) to give the council, the city attorney and Owen’s attorney time to review the document. Owen appeared before the council at its regular Oct. 10 meeting to make a formal presentation to use the Red Clay after negotiating over the summer with Duluth…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Much-anticipated restaurant will start selling tacos and Margaritas in downtown Duluth.
The new Pure Taqueria in Duluth is opening at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3108 Main St. Duluth and nearby residents are expected to line up to enjoy the popular restaurant’s tacos and Margaritas. Starting Sunday, its hours will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week. “The opening will be the culmination of a whole bunch of people wanting this to happen," said Bill Weaver, a partner in the downtown Duluth location. “And we hope to serve this community as much as this community has welcomed us.” The restaurant, which is expected to bring in about 550 diners a day, has helped attract other new businesses and prompted the city to spruce up the downtown area. Pure Taqueria franchisees Weaver and Rich Dennis of Alpharetta-based Pure Investments …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Suwanee-based company founded in Duluth in 1985 by charter DMA member Donny Phillips.
Atlanta Flooring Design Centers hosted the Oct. 4 monthly meeting of the Duluth Merchants Association at its Suwanee headquarters and retail showroom. Donny Phillips, who founded the company in 1985 in Duluth, led a networking session during which DMA members introduced themselves and their businesses. Phillips, a proponent of networking as a way to grow a business, is a charter member and former president of the DMA. He was the first DMA Merchant of the Year about 10 years ago. A commercial and residential flooring contractor, Atlanta Flooring & Design also sells cabinets and countertops and offers a cleaning service. The company is proud of its quality products, excellent customer service and competitive pricing, according to Phillips. …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Tie Dye 4 expands by adding bakery offering fresh baked donuts, cakes, pastries, and cookies.
The Tie Dye 4 Bakery on Main Street in historic downtown Duluth opened to rave reviews for its homemade sweets and treats. “We sell fresh hot donuts and dress them the way you want,” said owner Deborah McCart, with glaze and toppings. “We call this ‘Naked Donuts.’ We also sell fresh baked pastries, brownies, cookies, croissants, delicious cheesecakes, coconut cakes, German chocolate, chocolate …every flavor of yummy cake. I also decorate birthday, bridal and baby shower, and special occasion cakes and cupcakes.” Cakes are available by the slice or whole by custom order. Most cakes are $20. Cookies are $1 each or $10 a dozen. The bakery also offers hot steaming cups of Fair Trade coffee, espresso, lattes and iced coffees to accompany their …